Richfield has public schools, private schools, alternative education programs, and post-secondary options. We shall be listing each of those options and giving some detail on them.
The school district, Independent School District 280, serves about 4,200 students in Richfield and part of Edina in grades K-12. Richfield schools are divided into elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.
Four elementary schools serve primary students in grades K-5: Centennial Elementary; Sheridan Elementary; R-STEM Elementary, which focuses its curriculum on science, technology, engineering, and math; and RDLS Elementary, a dual language school which teaches students in both English and Spanish.
Students in grades 6-8 attend Richfield Middle School. Richfield High School serves approximately 1400 students in grades 9-12.
Outside of the school district there is Watershed High School.
Academy of Holy Angels (AHA) is a private, Catholic, coeducational high school located in Richfield, Minnesota. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Holy Angels educates more than 650 students each year in grades nine through twelve from around the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Adler Graduate School is a non-profit educational institution located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States, that offers a Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy. The six areas of emphasis are Adlerian Studies, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Licensed Professional Counseling/Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling), School Counseling, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Art Therapy.
The school offers certificate programs in Adlerian Studies, and Co-Occurring Disorders. Adler Graduate School also offers Post-Master’s coursework for Licensure in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPC or LPCC only), Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT only), School Counseling (Licensed School Counselor only), and Art Therapy (AT-R Credential only).
The Adler Graduate School is accredited by the North Central Association of The Higher Learning Commission (NCA).
The overarching framework of the Adler Graduate School is the vision of “Transforming Society through Social Interest in Action.” Alfred Adler believed the true measure of one’s overall health is displayed in their level of social interest. The Adler Graduate School manifests this social interest through its dual commitments to higher education and community service. The College takes pride in the individualized relationships with students, alumni, faculty, and staff and aspires to an organizational environment where people can serve or be served with great dignity.
The Minnesota-based Adler Graduate School and the Chicago-based Adler School of Professional Psychology are independent of one another and institutionally unaffiliated.
Minnesota Independence College and Community (MICC) is a three-year postsecondary, life-skills training program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other learning differences located in Richfield, Minnesota.
Richfield High School is the only public traditional high school in Richfield, Minnesota, United States. It is also the only public high school in the area that is a college preparatory school. Richfield is a suburb of Minneapolis, located directly south of the city limits. The school, administered by Richfield Public Schools, has a total enrollment of about 1,500 students in grades 9-12.
In 2005, the administration introduced a new grade level policy: the number of credits a student has determines their academic grade level. Under the new policy, a student with less than eight credits is designated as part of the freshman class, regardless of age.
Also introduced in 2005 was the “Spartan Crew” program designed to orient new freshmen to RHS and ease the transition from middle school to high school. This program is comparable to “link programs” currently in place at other area high schools. Each team consists of seniors, and each member of the team is in charge of 3-10 freshman, who become that senior’s “crew”.
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